First Person: Downsizing Our Super Bowl Party is Saving Us $110

First Person: Downsizing Our Super Bowl Party is Saving Us $ 110
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My husband and I have hosted a Super Bowl party for the last five years. We usually have a few friends over and do a cook-off against one another. This year will be the first year we will be downsizing our celebration. Our budget is a little less complicated in 2013, but we have decided to sacrifice a few things in order to have more financial security. This is how much money we will save by downsizing our Super Bowl Party, and what we will do with the savings.

The decorations

We would always go all out when it came to decorating. Themed cups, plates, and utensils were key, especially because we offered a set for each team playing in the game. There would also be table clothes and some actual decorative items like bowls and streamers featuring our pick for the game. Last year I spent $ 30 on decorations alone, and that was just for hosting 12 people. This year I bought all plain-colored items, and only spent $ 5 on decorations.

Food

From finger foods to the main course, a lot of time and money went in to the preparation. Each year we have cooked different foods, and last year was chili. My husband and I both cooked our own version and offered it up to our guests for the deciding vote. For all the food and drinks last year, we spent $ 100. That was not including liquor, which was brought by the gue…………… continues on Yahoo! Finance

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